English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Alstone

Major Settlement in the Parish of Alstone

Historical Forms

  • Ælfsigestun 969 ASChartxlvi 11th KCD805 1046–60 11th
  • Helsistona 1183 AC
  • Alsiston 1221 Ass 1300 Episc
  • Alsinton 1201–3 Cur 1248 Ass
  • Alston 1535 VE
  • Aulston 1577,1610 M 1684 PR

Etymology

'Ælfsige's farmstead', v. tūn (cf. Wo 88). The pers.n. is OE  Ælfsige , as in Alscot (i, 254supra ).